Part of speech: noun

A manlike African ape about five and a half feet in height, with a massive body and limbs.

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Usage examples "gorilla":

  1. " Somehow I think I'd be safer with a gorilla," said Mike the Angel. - "Unwise Child", Gordon Randall Garrett.
  2. There he lay under the huge bulk of the gorilla, just his nose and mouth appearing between the brute's body and its arm. - "Allan and the Holy Flower", H. Rider Haggard.
  3. Lifting her bodily in his long, gorilla- like arms, one of the creatures turned and bore her into the jungle. - "The Return of Tarzan", Edgar Rice Burroughs.